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Staff Nurse (RN) - Cardiovascular Lab

Cedar Rapids, IA

Job Reference #: 13309

Job Information:

Mercy CR is growing and expanding their Cardiovascular Team and we are looking for RN's

This position supports Mercy's philosophy of patient centered care by being a competent, respectful, and compassionate professional who is able to safely, appropriately, accurately, efficiently and independently follow Mercy's standards along with policies and procedures while caring for patients. The Registered Staff Nurse works with the unit specific team members to identify clinical problems, develop a plan, and educate patients and families.

Job Specific Duties/Essential Functions
  • Ensure that accurate and clinically relevant information is communicated with patients, their families, and co-workers at hand offs and other times as needed. Take all measures necessary to ensure that the appropriate and involved parties have communicated necessary information in order to allow for the best possible patient outcome
  • Demonstrates competent assessment, planning, intervention, coordination and evaluation skills based on the individual patient plan of care
  • Continually assesses patient and family needs in order to provide quality care based on a patient centered care model
  • Demonstrates critical thinking skills and judgment necessary to implement a patient plan of care, nursing interventions and procedures.
  • Maintains accurate and real time documentation of nursing care provided to ensure the integration of information for use by the healthcare team, according to hospital policy and procedure related to documentation parameters.
  • Functions as a role model for current and new staff by creating a healthy work environment to facilitate the department's or unit's ability to meet identified goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitor and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible and courteous environment.
  • Directs other licensed and non-licensed personnel in the provision of care to patients as assigned.
  • Demonstrate effective and age appropriate communication as well as the ability to understand the needs of the patient including non-verbal communication, fears, anxieties and language/cultural barriers
  • Responds within scope of practice to emergencies and life threatening conditions
  • Adheres to and promotes patient safety practices throughout the patient experience.
  • Communicates and collaborates effectively with all members of the healthcare team.
  • Provides ongoing education to patients and families.
  • Delegates to other staff registered nurse, licensed practical nurses, certified nursing assistants, patient care technicians, unit secretaries, and other staff positions specific to the department.

Position Specific Job Duties/Essential Functions
  • Demonstrates the ability to care for the patient undergoing invasive procedures including insertion, monitoring and care of the catheter. (NA)
  • Demonstrates the ability to titrate intravenous medications according to the patient's hemodynamic status.
  • Demonstrates the ability to care for the patient with continuous cardiac monitoring including rhythm identification, interpretation, and follow through with appropriate intervention.
  • Maintains good sterile technique throughout the procedure by diligent observation, instruction and supervision in the use of sterile technique.
  • Assures that all areas of procedure documentation are complete and accurate. (NA)
  • Demonstrates a working knowledge of ancillary equipment. (NA)
  • Correctly collects and accurately labels specimens. (NA)
  • Assesses, evaluates, and carries out nursing interventions and teaching in patients receiving treatment and/or undergoing diagnostic procedures. (NA)
  • Communicates clinically relevant information to the physician performing the procedure. (NA)
  • Participates in on-call schedule, working as needed after normal operating hours. (NA)
  • Assists in maintaining adequate supply inventory for the department, notifies appropriate person when stock is low.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Sound background in basic nursing principles and procedures.
  • Demonstrates competency in unit specific skills.
  • Demonstrates ability to provide safe and effective basic nursing care.
  • Role Models exemplary customer service skills including verbal and non-verbal skills and proper phone etiquette.
  • Creates a welcoming environment for all healthcare team members.
  • Committed to ongoing self-development and learning.

Professional Experience- Required vs. Preferred
  • Experience in acute care setting preferred.

Education-Required vs. Preferred
  • Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing preferred.

Licensure, Certification, Registration - Required vs. Preferred
  • Currently licensed to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Iowa required.
  • Current certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support, in accordance with the American Heart Association required.
  • Current certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support or obtain within 6 months of hire.

Physical Activity Requirements
  • Constant = 67-100% of workday
    • Standing
    • Walking
    • Lifting
    • Talking
    • Hearing

  • Frequent = 34-66% of workday
    • Reaching
    • Fingering
    • Repetitive motion
    • Stooping
    • Kneeling
    • Crouching
    • Pushing
    • Pulling
    • Grasping
    • Feeling
    • Handling

  • Occasional = 33% or less of workday
    • Sitting
    • Balancing
    • Climbing
Physical Demand Requirements
  • Medium: Exert 20-50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or 10-15 lbs. of force frequently

Posted 11/30/17

Job ID: 62668